Notre Dame Research opens application period for internal grants

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Faculty are encouraged to apply 


Notre Dame Research has opened its annual internal grants competition and is now inviting faculty to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. EST.

There are two different types of awards currently open for applications:

Faculty Research Support Initiation Grant: This award provides seed funding to established faculty initiating new programs of research, scholarship, or creative endeavor or to new faculty beginning their research programs. The priority for these grants include projects of basic scholarship, research, or creative endeavor appropriate to the applicant’s background and academic appointment as well as special projects for which other research funds are not available.

Faculty Research Support Regular Grant: This award provides funds to support outstanding research, scholarship, or creative endeavor that will make a major contribution in any field of study. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 of total funding, as appropriate to the research proposal, over three years are available through this program.

In discussing the benefits of the awards, Hildegund Müller, associate vice president for research and associate professor of classics, said, “Last year, Notre Dame Research was able to award more than 20 grants through this program. These awards allowed us to provide funding to those with new ideas for research or those who wanted to expand on the current scope of their work. I encourage faculty from all Colleges and Schools to apply to these grant opportunities and look forward to learning about the exciting research these awards produce.”

To find guidelines regarding eligibility, proposal format and submission, acceptance conditions, and more, including additional internal grant opportunities that will be announced in the coming months, please visit

Originally published by Brandi Klingerman at on September 14, 2016.